By Dahvi Shira
08/14/2012 at 05:00 PM EDT
Chad Johnson (formerly Ochocino) and Evelyn Lozada
Lozada – who was allegedly head-butted by the former Miami Dolphins player and Dancing with the Stars contestant – filed for divorce in Florida on Tuesday, claiming her marriage is “irretrievably broken,” her rep Danika Berry confirms to the Associated Press.
Johnson, 34, was arrested Saturday night, on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.
“It is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles,” Lozada said in a statement a few hours before filing for divorce. “Domestic violence is not okay, and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well.”
Lozada – who was treated for a “pretty good sized” laceration at a nearby hospital over the weekend, according to a report – costarred with her ex on VH1′s Basketball Wives, and was planning to star with him on Ev and Ocho, which has been canceled by the network since news broke of the alleged incident.